Pursuant to section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries, after complying with sections 11 and 12 of that Act, gives the following notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Kaipara Harbour Scallops Closure) Notice 2018.
In this notice:
Scallops means shellfish of the species Pecten novaezelandiae.
Kaipara Harbour means all that area of New Zealand fisheries waters that lie within Kaipara Harbour east of a straight line drawn from:
- the southernmost extremity of North Head (at 36°23.468′S and 174°03.165′E).
- to South Head (at 36°28.917′S and 174°09.716′E).
This notice comes into force on 23 October 2018.
4. Kaipara Harbour Closed for the Taking of Scallops
A person must not take scallops from Kaipara Harbour while this notice is in force.
Under section 228 of the Fisheries Act 1996, every person commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000.00 (as set out in section 252(5) of that Act) who contravenes, or fails to comply with, any sustainability measure implemented by notice in the New Zealand Gazette under section 11(4)(b)(i).
6. Customary Fishing
This notice does not restrict the taking of fish, aquatic life or seaweed taken in accordance with Regulations 50–52 of the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013 or the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of September 2018.
Hon STUART NASH, Minister of Fisheries.